Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Begonia L., Sp. Pl. 1056 (1753)
Vernacular Name(s):
Begonia
 Description

♂ and ♀ fls often showy;  sepals and petals free, combined number 10.  Stamens usually forming a yellow globose mass.  Ovary completely inferior.  Fr. nearly always a loculicidal capsule.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species and named hybrids in New Zealand within Begonia L.
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual3
Total4
 Bibliography
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.